Editorials

Yes, it's legal; but is it right?

June 17, 2019 at 10:21 am

Here's the test: Would your side howl if it happened to them?AN OLD SAYING most folks have heard at one time or another: There's legal, and then there's right.We're reminded of that thought after the Wisconsin Supreme Court last week reinst...

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Life ought to work like that

June 17, 2019 at 10:21 am

Please, Mr. President, let's not go down that road again.LAST WEEK, in an interview with ABC News, President Trump responded to a question about how he'd handle a foreign entity offering dirt on a political rival in the 2020 election. He sa...

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Good planning for legalized pot

June 10, 2019 at 10:15 am

Along the border, Illinois marijuana decision will pose many issues.THIS MAY BE the question of the year once Illinois fully legalizes recreational marijuana: Will there be a traffic jam solid on I-90 all the way from Madison to the state l...

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Time to find another space

June 03, 2019 at 10:05 am

South Beloit's City Park is an unreliable base for recreation.IT'S A TOUGH THING to acknowledge, but South Beloit's City Park probably should be surrendered to the vicissitues of Mother Nature.Extraordinarily wet periods - such as the area ...

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The Constitution is not partisan

June 03, 2019 at 10:05 am

When principle is subordinated to partisanship, we are building a different America.ONE COULD CALL this Exhibit A in illustrating just how far the federal government has fallen into the rabid partisan trap.Or, if one prefers, it could be ca...

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Proper role of stakeholders

May 28, 2019 at 10:10 am

IN PAST COMMENTARIES the Beloit Daily News has made the point that Beloit's public school district is in trouble and clearly requires deep reforms to create change and improvement. Sometimes, that will result in dissent and division, but ne...

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Don't think money will be the solution

May 28, 2019 at 10:11 am

THE LARGEST COMPONENT of state government spending is for K-12 education. Expect it to be the topic of overheated rhetoric for some time to come in Madison.For the eight years Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled Assem...

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Who is to blame? Look in a mirror

May 20, 2019 at 10:13 am

Consumers will pay a tariff tax that reflects their shopping choices.IN THE FIELD of economics it doesn't get much more basic. Still, everyday folks can be forgiven a lack of understanding. After all, the inner workings of international tar...

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Radical change is correct goal

May 13, 2019 at 10:15 am

Impediments to reforming Beloit schools are no longer acceptable.EVEN THOUGH HIS first day of work as Beloit's superintendent of schools won't be until this summer, Dr. Stanley Munro already is having an impact in the district.He has been r...

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The Constitution, not political party

May 13, 2019 at 10:15 am

Constitutional principles apply to both Democrats and Republicans.LET'S SAY THE congressional committee's investigation is about the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi.And let's say then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tur...

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